Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
First, the mare needs to be seen by a vet and farrier, in that order.
You'll want to know her approximate age and condition of her teeth. Some of her weight issues may have to do with her teeth either having sharp hooks, or if she's aged, she just might not have enough grinding surface left to process properly what she's eating.
All the food in the world won't do her any good if her teeth aren't in proper working order. Listen to what the vet recommends concerning feeding her. I don't use sweet feed, because I think it's pretty worthless as a food source.
Once you've figured out her age and teeth, have a farrier look at her feet. If you're concerned about her weight, chances are her feet aren't in the best of shape, either.
Good luck. Hope all she needs is good food, and doesn't have something wrong physically or metabolically.
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